The peregrinations, both geographical and mental, of Graham & Jill on narrowboat Armadillo. It being a hodge-podge or gallimaufrey of travels, thoughts and frequently inaccurate facts.
Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Happy New Year.
Having shaken the dust of Plymouth from our feet we made it back to the boat on Monday. Of course at Norbury Junction there is no signal so today is the first opportunity I've had to get t'internet.
This is the scene which greeted us when we arrived back. Armadillo was well and truly iced in. It didn't take long to get the stove blazing and warm her through but that made no impression on the inch of ice up the arm where we were moored.
Next morning things hadn't improved and it looked as though we were not going to make it to the New Year celebrations at The Anchor, but this morning they had to push a boat up into the dry dock and lo, they broke all the ice. It didn't take us long to take advantage and we were soon out onto the main line and heading up through Grubb Street cutting. We are now moored outside The Anchor and it looks like it is going to be party time. So I will wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year before the Wadworth's 6X kicks in.